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  • Start date details

    To be discussed at interview

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for our new Head of School to be someone with the skills, knowledge and attitude to build upon the school’s successes and strong stakeholder relationships and take the school on the next stage of its journey.

The successful candidate will ensure that every pupil receives the very best provision for their pupils, families and staff.

The successful applicant will be working with committed, talented, and dynamic staff, all of whom have a shared alignment to our school values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Resilience, Equality and Aspiration which are woven through the school’s curriculum and all we do.

Alongside the job description and person specification, we are looking for an outstanding candidate who is:

  • People centred – we want someone who will fit well within the team, whilst having empathy for the countless challenges that our families and staff encounter on a daily basis.
  • Hardworking and dedicated – understanding the variety and complexity of the role, whilst also acknowledging the extended working hours that are required on occasions.
  • An expert at multi-tasking – as the role has many levels, working with a multitude of people to work with, and lots to achieve on a daily and weekly basis, as well as to achieve longer term goals.
  • Loyal and committed – someone who sees themselves up for a rewarding and challenging journey.
  • A reflective communicator – who loves listening to all stakeholders and thrives on solving problems.
  • Fun – without doubt, in this role you are going to have to have a senseof humour!

Above and beyond everything, the successful candidate will not only know and understand our Trust Values, but will be able to articulate clearly and passionately, how these values will be lived by you - every day.

What the school offers its staff

If you are the right person for this role, then we hope you will apply.We pride ourselves on being a supportive employer, with a strong voice for the teaching profession as a whole. We live by our values–and“family first”means that as well as two additional paid leave days (Family Days), we have a range of benefits to demonstrate how much we value each and every colleague.

We would like the best candidate for the role, and so your salary will be highly competitive and will be discussed with the successful candidate at the time of job offer. We would also like the best person, and the right person for this role, so your start date will be discussed at interview.

Further details about the role

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all shortlisted candidates are subject to an online search. This search isn't part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

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About Meopham Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
467 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01732 795660

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in the village of Meopham, in Kent. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos which is recognised by all who visit. The staff, parents and governors of our school all work together to try to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve. Meopham Community Academy joined The Pathway Academy Trust in September 2018 and as a school we work closely with the other schools within the trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

Arranging a visit to Meopham Community Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@golden-thread.org.

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